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What women can do to reduce their risk from heart disease

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Women at Greater Risk of Non-Classic Heart Attack Symptoms #

Heart disease affects women differently than men in various ways. Approximately 1 in 5 women in the US die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death among women. However, only 56% of women are aware of this fact. Heart disease encompasses several conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart rhythm abnormalities, and heart failure. Women are more likely to develop heart disease in the smaller arteries of their heart, which can result in missed diagnoses. Pregnant women should also be cautious as certain conditions can affect heart health. Symptoms of heart attack in women may be vague and non-classic, such as fatigue and upper abdomen discomfort. It is crucial for women to listen to their bodies, seek medical attention promptly, and manage existing medical conditions to improve their cardiac health.